Welcome to the high-intensity, high-octane world of Supercross, the extreme sport where gravity knows no limits. Brothers KC and Trip Carlyle are up-and-coming motorcycle racers with limited opportunities, unlimited potent... more »ial, and dreams of becoming champions. When KC's big break comes in the form of a lucrative, corporate "factory" sponsorship, the brothers are torn apart, becoming bitter rivals both on and off the track. But when a tragic accident threatens their Supercross dreams, the brothers must cast aside their differences -- and fear itself -- to defy the odds and take the checkered flag!« less
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 08/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While it's not an earthshattering film, "Supercross" does keep you glued to the screen with excellent motorcycle action sequences and some sweet romance. Directed by Steve Boyum who directed "Meet the Deedles," the plot is your basic underdog who wins the race & gets the girl. Steve Howey from "Reba" TV series plays KC Carlyle who is a fairly cautious but talented racer. He impresses the team of a Japanese motorcycle company who take him on. Unfortunately, the head of this played by Robert Patrick only wants KC to be the wingman so his son Rowdy can win the races. When KC pulls ahead and wins a race, he upstages Rowdy and quits the lavishly sponsored team. Trip Carlyle played by Mike Vogel from "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" & "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" may be more talented, but he also takes more chances and lacks the maturity to control himself. In their audition for the sponsored team, he gets into a fist fight with Rowdy, leading to his brother KC being chosen for the big job and relegating Trip to continue his day job cleaning pools. Sophia Bush from TV's "One Tree Hill" plays Zoe, the wealthy law student whose pool KC cleans. She comes to be his steady girl and helps him from time to time like a manager. Cameron Richardson from "The Good Humor Man" plays Piper Cole and becomes attracted to Trip. The romance between Piper & Trip is one of the high points as Trip who is so bold on a bike is a bit slow on the pickup with the ladies. The two seem to connect very sweetly & sincerely on film showing great chemistry. Daryl Hannah was listed as playing the mother in the promo credits, but I didn't recall her being in the movie! The film concludes with KC, now a privateer rather than a sponsored rider, overcoming several obstacles including a biker named Evans who is out to get him to win the crown. While not being classic cinema by any means, "Supercross" is an entertaining night at the theatre that has you rooting for the good guys. You can almost feel the earth move under their bikes. Enjoy!"
"Supercross" Motor And Zoom
Dougster | Aptos, California | 11/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Supercross" photography gets the motor running better with each next event. Action is crisp and clear under the stadium lights at the Las Vegas THQ Championship.
An easy-does-it "Southern Cal" lifestyle blends (or not) with the hard knocks of the Supercross circuit. Living takes a backseat all the way to the Vegas racing reveille.
Tyler Evans, David Pingree and David Castillo show natural acting talent. Castillo, Joe Bucaro III and other stunt riders take some chances on their bikes.
Along with this "Supercross" Directors Cut there are several added Specials. One Feature on the DVD shows interviews with the stunt riders and another gives how the stunts are performed. Most "Supercross" cycling is filmed during gate competition.
Director Steve Boyum has made stunts in over sixty movies. Special camera equipment accelerates over lots of yardage with zoom, so this Dolby 5.1 DVD will "bring it" to you here and now with the summersault and lightning sporting theater action of "Supercross."
"Supercross, The Movie" Magic
Douglas Tarquinio | Aptos, California | 09/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There has been a reel misunderstanding here.
"Supercross, The Movie" was never intended to compete with "Gone With The Wind."
The magic of this Action Sport dramatic is the tremendous racing footage at the Las Vegas Chanpionship, the combination of docu-drama (Tyler Evans, and other racers show acting talent) and the nostalgic simple romantic twine of certain plot development that has nothing to do with life today. This romantic magic is from a better time.
The use of impressionism and split screen during parts of the film was well done. There was some poorly photgraphed scenes in the beginning of the movie.
The sound was good. I enjoyed the music soundtrack. The digital audio effects during the races, made "Supercross, The Movie" more extreme than simple realism.
The movie needed to be expanded. It seemed incomplete. I think "Supercross, The Movie" will be better understood and appreciated as time goes on. This film tries some things in a way that is seldom done today. That's a good thing."
A great action movie
JayRobs | Elgin, Illinois | 09/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I've never ridden motor bikes in my 60 years, Supercross kept my attention for the entire 81 minutes ! Yes the film was a little short, the plot simple, and a few technical details might not have been perfect, but Supercross did convey the dynamics of Supercross Racing and how competitors must race with total aggressiveness to survive ! I can't recall any type of sports film that had actual competition scenes included, no way a "staged" race could come close to the "real deal" of an actual Supercross event. The main characters grow on you (several needed more screen time) but the dialogue seemed close to kids today (I have a twenty something) and the acting/action seemed realistic (people do wear short shorts and remove shirts in hot climes), I'll bet the race site scenes are darn accurate and representive of today's kids. The outcome could only have two scenarios: win or lose, and don't most of us root for the underdog anyway !! All the critics nitpicking aside (none of which affected my enjoyment of the movie), Supercross is a pure entertainment, family action sports movie with intense racing. Most entertaining movie I've seen in a while !!"
Some Good Stunts, Not Very Good Direction
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 10/30/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'll make my review short not to spend too many words on writing about what you have already known. I only say two things; `Supercross' is about the world of Supercross competition, and very short (80 mins). If I may add one more thing, you don't find anything else in the film.
`Supercross' stars two young actors Steve Howey and Mike Vogel as two brothers who race motorcycle, but as you know, the film is made primarily for the purpose of showing the Supercross action scenes. So if the film is virtually full of clichéd items such as brotherly jealousy, father-like mentor, or big competition that concludes the film, it is perfectly OK with me. I actually do not care if one character gets badly injured during a race and is confined to bed, and the same person shows up again, only several days after the terrible accident, walking and even hopping on crutches as if it's only an ankle sprain.
What really matters is the race scenes, which need more improvement. Don't get me wrong here because I am not talking about the races or the stunts themselves. Stunt-turned-director Steve Boyum shows a lot of shots of the Supercross bikes flying in the air, but he shows alarmingly little concern as to how to present them to us viewers. The camera overuses the same angles and the same techniques (like slow motion and fast-forwarding) over and over again. The shots of the dirt race course and the audiences (both real ones, I think) themselves are shot fine enough to convey the feeling of watching the real race, but as the director shows little skills in narrative, we have to listen carefully to the announcer's voice to know who is who, or who is winning.
Those things deprive the film's actions of the dramatic tension of the race scenes. Watching a flying bike may be a really exciting experience, but you need more than that to make the race truly thrilling and exciting. After all you can watch the real ones at the Supercross competition, so why make a movie?"